Wyatt is first elected to Senate as a freshman.
Select a Senate term on the timeline to see what Wyatt did during that period.
Wyatt is first elected to Senate as a freshman.
Wyatt co-authored a Senate Resolution which encouraged the administration to re-evaluate the University's alcohol policy. This resolution called for a new disciplinary process, as well as a social norms marketing campaign to change the alcohol culture on campus. Following this, the Alcohol Task Force recommended that the University adopt many of the changes which Wyatt had suggested.
Wyatt served as a student representative to the Campus Planning and Development Committee advocating for improved residential facilities and general campus beautification. This lobbying effort lead to renovations in Lewis and West Halls.
Wyatt successfully balanced the budgets for all the social programming groups on campus. Wyatt joined the Senate's Allocations Board at the start of the 2nd term and was assigned as the Council II Representative for Social Programming Groups. Budgeting for these groups was not an easy task as he was in charge of allocating over $600,000. However, in spite of unfunded University mandates (ex. Winter Bash going off-campus and police details at senior pub night), he was able accommodate the needs of all the wonderful social programming groups.
The Administration and Policy Committee, in particular rising sophomore Wyatt Cadley, this term worked with administrators and Students Active for Ending Rape to improve the university's sexual assault policy, which has been criticized for being too lenient and unclear. Those involved in the discussions expect a new policy to be in place by the fall.
Wyatt saw to the passage of a resolution calling for a major overhaul of the University's Sexual Assault Policy. The resolution called for an increased list of resources available to survivors of sexual violence, a clearly outlined judicial process that articulates the legal course of action to be taken, and consideration of the current statute of limitations for sexual assault.
Wyatt is re-elected to serve on the Senate's Allocation Board to budget programming groups. During this position, Wyatt increased the amount of money dedicated to Spring Fling by $15,000. He also condensed programming board into one department and encouraged greater collaboration between programming board's different sub-groups.
The steering committee has decided to revise the university's alcohol policy for the upcoming academic year, responding to students' concerns that the current policy is overly punitive and potentially dangerous.
In response to Senate's resolution from the previous year, Tufts changed its alcohol policy. The new policy implemented a warning-system whereby students were not automatically placed on Pro-1 for a first-time alcohol violations.
The new policy provides a more thorough definition of sexual assault and a more comprehensive list of resources available to survivors, Cadley said.
Tufts overhauls its sexual assault policy. The new policy includes a comprehensive list of resources for survivors of sexual violence, a clearly outlined judicial process that articulates the legal course of action to be taken in cases, and modifies the statute of limitations for cases of sexual assault. These changes would have never come about were it not for effective partnership between Senate and women's groups on campus.
The Senate resolution calls for transforming the Africa in the New World (ANW) Interdisciplinary Minor into an Africana studies major and the foundation for an Africana studies department.
Wyatt voted for a resolution to support the establishment of an Africana studies department. As a result of the resolution, the University is currently working on establishing the Critical Studies in Disparities and Diaspora (C2D) program. Beginning in the Fall of 2012, both an Africana Studies Major and Minor will be available to the student body, in addition to an Asian-American Studies Minor. The umbrella program as a whole is scheduled to launch in the Fall of 2013.
This committee works on a multitude of projects including: the Turkey Shuttle, Weblink and Cause Dinners. The Turkey Shuttle is a bus that transports students from campus to Logan at a discounted rate. Weblink is a online services that lets student put in work orders from home, and the Cause Dinner is a charitable dinner where profits from a dining hall meal are donated to a student group that Senate selects for the year. Wyatt also worked with Tufts' Facilities to improve their online work-order form.
"Tomas was overwhelmingly elected last week on a platform calling for improved facilities, improved Senate outreach and improved university pride", Cadley said." As Vice President, I plan on embracing this platform as well as improving Senate's overall image."
This year Cadley received approximately a dozen applicants from non-senators and selected 11 to serve.
Wyatt appoints Tufts students to these committees which address specific areas on campus and including Athletics, Budget and Priorities, Campus Planning and Development, A&S Curriculum, Engineering Curriculum, Educational Policy, Equal Educational Opportunity, Faculty Research Support & Facilities, Information Technology, Library, Summer School, and Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid. Students are respected members of these committees who proudly work together with the administration and professors to enact positive change on campus.
Wyatt takes initiative to produce a TCU Newsletter and, for the first time in years, receives permission to publish it and directly email constituents en masse. The newsletter was released for the first time in February of 2012.
Wyatt voted for a resolution that asked UIT to implement a "fully tunneled" VPN configuration that would allow students, staff, and faculty to use a secure connection when accessing the Internet, even from off-campus locations. Tufts University Information Technology (UIT) expanded its virtual private network (VPN) on Jan. 8 in response to this resolution.
Wyatt and Joe Donenfeld team up to help de-mystify the TCU Surplus Grant process by writing an article for the Tufts Daily. The article included explaining the surplus Student Activities Fee funds and reasons for budgeting campus beautification at the end of the fiscal year.
Wyatt approaches Jim Stern, chairman of the board of trustees, and encourages him to donate money for a fund set up for students with unexpected expenses. As a result of this fund, students will be eligible to receive up to $300.00 for unexpected expenses (ex. emergency flights home). Mr. Stern agrees to donate $10,000.00 to the fund.